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Bethune, Joanna Graham

Born: 1770 AD
Died: 1860 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Educators, Humanitarian

1770 – She was born at Fort Niagara, was the daughter of a surgeon in the Royal American Regiment and Isabella Graham, a pioneer in humanitarian work.

1789 – She spent her early years in Antigua and Scotland, returning to America.

         – She joined her mother teaching school and working in New York City charities.

1802 – Seven years after their marriage, the Bethunes founded the first Sunday school in New York City; they remained active in the movement throughout their lives.

1806 – She was instrumental in founding the New York Orphan Asylum.

1860 – She died in New York City.